World Vision AIDS Experience Exhibit - AIDS and Profiles Children’s Lives

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‘This exhibit is like no other in world, and the crisis of AIDS is like no other in the world,’ says Richard E. Stearns, president of World Vision.

We are extremely pleased to help bring such a unique and enlightening exhibit to Seattle

Commemorating World AIDS Day, December 1, World Vision is bringing a glimpse of the AIDS crisis to Seattle by inviting visitors to step into the lives of four African children through the “World Vision AIDS Experience,” an interactive exhibit at Bell Harbor International Conference Center, Pier 66, December 1-3.

Recorded narrations on customized Mp3 players lead visitors through one of four routes through the 3,500 square foot display. Each route follows the story of one of four children:

  •      Olivia was raped twice by the same man, becoming pregnant twice and possibly being exposed to HIV.
  •      Steven was abducted by rebels and forced to beat and kill other children as a child soldier.
  •      Timothy watched his parents and all his siblings die from AIDS.
  •      Beatrice – age 7 – became the head of her household caring for an infant niece, and was forced to make decisions that place her at risk of contracting the virus.

“This exhibit is like no other in world, and the crisis of AIDS is like no other in the world,” says Richard E. Stearns, president of World Vision, U.S. “These four lives represent millions of children in Africa and around the world,” says Stearns, who has been in the forefront of raising awareness about HIV/AIDS.

“We are extremely pleased to help bring such a unique and enlightening exhibit to Seattle,” said John Oppenheimer, president and CEO of Columbia Hospitality, Inc., which manages Bell Harbor International Conference Center. “We are thrilled with this opportunity to support World Vision’s global response to reduce the worldwide impact of HIV/AIDS with our time, team members and resources.”

The exhibit will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Bell Harbor Conference Center on Pier 66, 2211 Alaskan Way in downtown Seattle. Admission is free.

Note: Press Availability for the Exhibit:

Wednesday, November 30, 10 a.m.

Thursday, December 1, 10 a.m.

World Vision is a Christian relief and development organization dedicated to helping children and their communities worldwide reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty. For more information, visit http://www.worldvision.org.

Contact:

Dean Owen, World Vision

(253)-815-2103 (office); 888-734-8938 (pager), dowen@worldvision.org

Michael Graubard, Nyhus Communications, Bell Harbor Conference Center

(206) 323-3733 (office); (206) 898-0706 (cell), michael@nyhus.com

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